Seven deadly Tottenham and Juventus stats ahead of Champions League last-16 second leg

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn

Tottenham face Juventus in the second-leg of their mouthwatering last 16 Champions League clash at Wembley on Wednesday night.

Here, we look at seven key stats before the two teams lock horns in the English capital.

1) Juventus haven’t lost a competitive match since a 3-2 defeat to Sampdoria back in November. Since then, Massimiliano Allegri’s side have won 17 of 20 competitive matches and boast the experience in Europe to edge past Tottenham.

2) Spurs have won their last seven matches at Wembley – conceding just the once in that run – and have the pace in attack to secure a place in the quarter-final. They conceded just once in December’s 3-1 win over Real Madrid.

3) Tottenham are undefeated in their last eight Champions League matches, while Juventus are undefeated in their last six games. The Bianconeri’s sole defeat came against Barcelona in the first group match back in September.

4) Spurs have scored at least two goals in seven of their last eight European matches. They failed to score more than two goals just once in the 1-1 draw against Real Madrid at the Bernabeu in October. Mauricio Pochettino’s side’s biggest results were two 3-0 wins over APOEL Nicosia in September and December.

5) Juventus have conceded just three times in their last 20 games and are yet to concede since these two teams last met on February 13 – whereas Spurs have conceded 17 goals in 20 matches and just three times since the first leg in Turin.

6) Spurs are unbeaten against Italian clubs at home with four wins and three draws. Their most recent win against an Italian opposition was in the quarter-final of the 2012/13 Europa League – when they beat Inter 3-0 with Gareth Bale and Jan Vertonghen among the goal scorers.

7) Juventus have a poor record on English soil, managing just three wins from their 21 visits so far – including 12 defeats and six draws. Their most recent match in England was against Chelsea in the group stages of the 2012/13 Champions League – drawing 2-2 at Stamford Bridge.

Most popular

Seven deadly PSG and Real Madrid stats ahead of Champions League last-16 second leg

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
Will Zinedine Zidane's men advance through to the quarter-finals?

Real Madrid face Paris Saint-Germain in the second-leg of their mouthwatering last 16 Champions League clash at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.

Here, we look at seven key stats before the two teams lock horns in the French capital.

11 – Cristiano Ronaldo – who else? The Los Blancos club legend has smashed home 11 goals in Europe this term from seven matches. He has also notched 14 goals in his past eight games and is a real rich vein of form. The 33-year-old has netted 30 goals in 32 matches this season – not bad for a player who apparently was past it at the end of last year.

2 – The Whites have scored at least two goals in each of their past 16 Champions League matches. That doesn’t make good reading for PSG.

17 – Who needs Neymar? Former Los Blancos and Man United winger Angel Di Maria will continue to try and prove that the Brazilian isn’t missed. The 30-year-old has scored 14 goals in his past 17 matches in all competitions since the beginning of December. Some record.

3 – Zinedine Zidane’s men could take another stride towards becoming the first team since Bayern Munich (1974-76) to win Europe’s top competition for three years in a row.

33 – per cent of teams who have lost the first leg of a Champions League tie 3-1 have gone on to progress through to the quarter-finals (four out of 12 sides).

11 – Under Frenchman Zidane, Real have won 11 out of 15 Champions League knockout matches, drawing two and losing twice. However, they have lifted the trophy in both seasons in which the club legend has been in charge.

2 – Yes, another two – but a worthy one at that. Interestingly, PSG have eliminated the Whites from their past two knockout meetings. Those victories came during a 1992-93 UEFA Cup encounter and 1993-93 Cup Winners Cup match.

Most popular

Related Tags

Dani Alves believes PSG have the tools to topple Real Madrid despite Neymar absence

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • Mail
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • G+
  • WhatsApp
  • Pinterest
  • LinkedIn
Alves has issued a rallying cry for PSG ahead of the second-leg showdown.

Dani Alves insists Paris Saint-Germain have what it takes to beat Real Madrid in their Champions League showdown on Tuesday even without the injured Neymar.

“We always have two options – either we sit down and cry, or we get up and do what we have to do,” said Alves when asked about the absence of his compatriot, who is back in Brazil recovering from a foot operation.

“With Neymar PSG are stronger, and without ‘Ney’ we are still strong because there are other players,” added Alves, who was speaking at Monday’s eve-of-game press conference in Paris.

“For sure, we will feel his absence. But I insist that between sitting down and crying and getting up and getting on with it, I always opt for the second option.”

PSG trail Real Madrid 3-1 going into the second leg of the last 16 match at the Parc des Princes.

Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, had an operation in Belo Horizonte on Saturday on a small fracture to a metatarsal in his right foot and is now recovering with the aim of being back towards the end of the season.

The hope for PSG is that they might be able to get their 222 million-euro ($264 million) man back for the latter stages of the Champions League.

Neymar flew back to Brazil for his operation.

Neymar flew back to Brazil for his operation.

But in order to make it to the quarter-finals in April, they will need to overturn the first-leg deficit following their defeat, inflicted with two goals from Cristiano Ronaldo and a Marcelo strike, at the Santiago Bernabeu last month.

Asked if he had been in touch with Neymar, Alves said: “I speak with him practically every day, so yes we have agreed between us that we would see each other again later on in this competition.”

In Neymar’s absence, Angel Di Maria is likely to start for PSG against his former club, alongside Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani in a front three.

“When one player is missing, it opens the door for someone else, and I know that whoever comes in through that door tomorrow (Tuesday) will do so with all their force,” said coach Unai Emery.

The Spaniard said he was confident centre-back Marquinhos, midfielder Marco Verratti and both Mbappe and Cavani would be ready for the game after minor fitness concerns.

They are all in the squad, as is Argentine midfielder Javier Pastore, who had been a doubt with a calf problem.

Midfield duo Toni Kroos and Luka Modric have both been struggling with injury for Madrid, although they travelled to the French capital with the rest of Zinedine Zidane’s squad on Monday.

Most popular